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10 Empowering Quotes For Success by Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Motivational speaker & High sales performance coachJordan Belfort” has been making a name for himself lately as the trailer for his 2007 Memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street” spreads all over the web. Martin Scorses & Leonardo Di Caprio team up to create a potential blockbuster based off Jordan Belfort’s wild life.

Here is a collection of Jordan Belforts unforgettable quotes for success.

 

10 Jordan Belfort Quotes For Success

“No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.” – Jordan Belfort

“I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts – rich thoughts.” – Jordan Belfort

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“The easiest way to make money is -create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.” – Jordan Belfort

“If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.” – Jordan Belfort

“When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.” – Jordan Belfort

“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” – Jordan Belfort

“Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’.” – Jordan Belfort

“Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.”  – Jordan Belfort

“If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the ‘how’.” – Jordan Belfort

 

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I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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  1. Eljean Drilon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This qoute is so powerful “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

  2. Blackgriff

    Mar 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I loved the movie it had a deep meaning about self determination and sales success the excess and crime were a personal flaw in a man that uncovered a brilliant way to speak about a product a sale it. He is a deal closer you broke retards. If you wish to dwell on the worst you will not see the best. He made money from a script and a bunch of hungry readers. Top that.

  3. Tony

    Mar 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Good inspirational quotes, but it is from a guy who did con alot of money out of people. He has learnt from this, but don’t use these quotes in isolation – there are better people out there to be inspired by

    • ken

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:35 am

      The quote was made inspire and motivate. One doesn’t need to look to the source of the quote as a role model to be inspired.

  4. Walter

    Mar 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Unfortunately, the brilliant performance of Leonardo Di Caprio and the similarly well directed relevant movie, have not received any well deserved Oscar. It’s a shame!! One should not punish great performances for fear of giving credit to criminal actions …

  5. Campbell Scott

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    It seems a multitude of people profited from he and his teams wealth. Taylors, drivers, boat dealers, car dealers, drug dealers, party girls, jewelers, real estate agents, restaurants, airlines, hotels, telephone companies, banks, to name but a few. Seems to me he redistributed a great deal of the money.

  6. Shail

    Feb 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I believe the whole conversation has gone in the wrong direction, this post is not for to discuss ‘what Mr. JB has done’, we all know that. The bottom line is – what to take up, good part or bad part. it’s up to you. I believe the motive behind this post is very clear – help you succeed.

  7. ken

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Just me, completely agree with u on what success means.
    Danny, you think the majority of investors used spare money? A large number of investors were not “educated investors”. Pick up a series 7 study book, read in regards to “know ur client”.
    The comment u make that investors used spare money makes it obvious u know nothing about the BB, pink sheets, grey market markets. I assume u don’t know what a reverse merger is either.
    Any of these are very high risk. The majority of them will spend more in their pump.
    Cold calling means just that. I have no idea where you got ur info from, but yes…there were plenty of investors who were hurt and their futures would never be the same.
    By reading ur comment, u assume one needs to go to college to have success?
    I agree education works for many, my kids attend college, no loans, I pay for it.
    Next time I see my buddy with no college, I’ll show him ur post, After he visits me driving his new Lambo or Rolls conv, from his beach front house, or when flies in on his plane from his home in Hawaii or Florida.
    I’m not knocking college, but having the attitude that you have one up on someone is is self made, is nothing short of a blind eye.
    By the way, I did go to college.
    As for a second chance ? I get it. I knew who he was back in the days he was active with his firm. I never personally knew him, but many involved in trading back then knew of his firm.
    Maybe I’m blind to what many of u see he has to offer. I just cannot forget what he represented and the damage, and with that, I don’t consider him somone I would look up to nor would I want to listen to.
    Oh, Just Me…wall street will always be wall street. I get it.

  8. Just me

    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow..looks like the “educating and inspiring” part of this website is gone..
    I am a Technology Consultant and have worked with Billionaire Global CEOs and Broke “Garage” Entrepreneurs and I have noticed every client has a different perspective on what “success” is to them and their company. For some “Tons of money” is success, others taking the company public and others are happy with their corner bakery.

    While Jordan Belfort did rip allot of people off, some with “extra money” and others who didn’t have it to spend, but bought into the I wanna be rich dream. He was and still is an incredible Motivational Speaker and Salesman. He knew what he wanted and had the drive and determination to get it.

    You scoff at those that see past the Con-man and learn from the man he was and has become. However, if you knew what those C-suite execs really discuss and did at the big table, you would probably think they are all Con-men and women. ijs

    …and before you start the hate…I have read both his books years ago, seen the movie and don’t condone what he did…

  9. Gopi

    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    hi to all, this guy who cheated innocent investors doesn’t deserve so much of attention. But the way in which he bounced back learning from his mistakes is commendable and not everyone who fails can do that..!! Im a fan of the new jordan belfort!

  10. Danny

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Now, let me ask you this ken. What kind of tangible product and or service doesn’t inflict financial damage? Once you can answer that then you will get my attention. Jordan did take from people, that’s a given, but he took what they had to spare to try and better themselves. They where putting that extra money off to the side for this kind of investing. So in theory he didn’t cause financial damages to the point where their living conditions where affected. So, take your uneducated comment back to the university that you still owe money to in student loans. That’s considering you went to college.

    • Jim Denton

      Jan 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

      so every time we buy soap we are causing financial damage? and stealing from people who can afford it, is a-ok in your book?

      • Danny

        Jan 8, 2014 at 1:39 am

        Yes, it may not make or break you but in a way you’re inflicting damage to your finances. Let me ask you this, what is it you do?

  11. constantin

    Dec 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    My dear sir ken, you deserve a thumbs up!

  12. ken

    Dec 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Verbal talent, (good salesmanship), tons of money does not equal the goal of success, thus I do not agree with Jennah. Can we learn from Belfort? Yes.
    I live in Manhattan Beach and honestly have no respect for him and no desire to meet him. If ur ethics allow u to consider a person “successful” who caused so much personal and financial damage to so many, u are a follower, not a leader. Maybe ur thinking is clouded by the glitter of the movie. Most successful people I know can always see thru the glitter

    • Dave Johnson

      Jan 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

      everyone deserves a second chance hell those guys on wall st are still doing the same crap

  13. Motivational Speaker

    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Jordan is a man we will be hearing more about no doubt.

  14. Marc-Andre Seguin

    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Ahem! “Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.” … is more like paraphrasing Henry Ford.

    • tom

      Jul 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      This guy Jordan sounds like s Gordon Gheko ass- who believes in his shit-he I s s con man again- that is why he succeeds

      • Jennah

        Dec 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Con-man or shmon-man. He’s successful. Stop hating! There’s no good enough excuse for such a low or bitter comment. This is a site to help you succeed. Gain from it where you can. If you can’t, work on yourself.

        • Chris

          Dec 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

          Jennah, you’re an idiot. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but forefeit his soul?

          • Tina

            Jan 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

            And your soul will be saved calling someone an idiot?

            • alberto

              Feb 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

              CLAP CLAP !!

          • Fred Mandarin

            Jan 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Um, der – he gets the whole world. What would he need a soul for?

        • Theboss

          Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Jennah I got your back and agree 100%

    • Armando

      Aug 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I agree!

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33 Quotes to Remind You of the Incredible Power of Humility

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A humble person is rare to come across now-a-days. However, it can be challenging to even free yourself from the pit of arrogance and pride. To be humble doesn’t mean to have low self-esteem. Humble people can have great talent, yet they’re extremely self-aware of their talents, and keep everything in perspective.

When you’re humble, the results speak for themselves. When you’re humble, you’re not afraid to ask for help, praise others, and even accept compliments. If you’re truly humble, people will notice and gravitate towards you.

Below are 33 quotes to remind you of the incredible power of humility:

1. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” – James E. Faust

2. “’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

3. “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” – Saint Augustine

4. “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” –  Michelle Obama

5. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” –  Henri Frederic Amiel

6. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” – Thomas Merton

7. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” – Confucius

8. “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” – John Ruskin

9. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – Rick Warren

10. “Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit.” – Rudolf Steiner

11. “Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.” – Kobe Bryant

12. “Great leaders don’t need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.” – Simon Sinek

13. “If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business.” –  Anthony Bourdain

14. “Where there is humility, there is more success, and lasting success.” – Patrick Lencioni

15. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore

16. “Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “Honesty is grounded in humility and indeed in humiliation, and in admitting exactly where we are powerless.” – David Whyte

18. “Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

19. “The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin

20. “Whenever I’m around some who is modest, I think, ‘Run like hell and all of fire.’ You don’t want modesty, you want humility.” – Maya Angelou

21. “Have the humility to learn from those around you.” – John C. Maxwell

22. “Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” – Charlie Sheen

23. “Humility is no substitute for a good personality.” – Fran Lebowitz

24. “Power is dangerous unless you have humility.” – Richard J. Daley

25. “Endless effort, endless humility, endless modesty.” – Rain

26. “Humility is preserved when I give credit where credit is due – to God.” – Mother Angelica

27. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra

28. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

29. “Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.” – Simon Sinek

30. “Humility is not something that comes naturally. But it is a cardinal virtue that should be pursued more than any other.” – Joyce Meyer

31. “Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.” – Steven Tyler

32. “An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.” – Anna Kendrick

33. “Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.” – Richard Dawkins

Which one of these humility quotes resonated most with you and why?

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16 Powerful Barack Obama Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live a Great Life

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Barack Obama was the 44thpresident of the United States and the first African American to hold the office. After receiving his law degree, he moved to Chicago where he became active in politics and organized influential projects such as Project Vote, a drive that registered thousands of African Americans on voting rolls in Illinois. Some of his other accomplishments include being a member of the U.S Senate and having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Below are 16 powerful Barack Obama quotes that will inspire you to live a great life:

1. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

2. “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” – Barack Obama

3. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

4. “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” – Barack Obama

5. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barack Obama

6. “We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” – Barack Obama

7. “We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.” – Barack Obama

8. “We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way or the highway.” – Barack Obama

9. “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.” – Barack Obama

10. “Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama

11. “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama

12.Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.” – Barack Obama

13. “The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.” – Barack Obama

14. “One voice can change a room.”- Barack Obama

15. “We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.” – Barack Obama

16. “If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” – Barack Obama

Which one of Barack Obama’s quotes resonated most with you?

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41 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist. Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world. Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs. Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are 41 of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom:

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

“It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley

“Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley

“Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

“Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

“Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

“You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

“Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

“In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

“One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

“As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

“True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

“Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

“The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.”- Bob Marley

“We got to fight the system, because God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green. People is people, y’know. That’s the message we try to spread.”- Bob Marley

“God create you to be free. Free up yourself, otherwise you worthless. ”- Bob Marley

“One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right.”- Bob Marley

“Light up the darkness. ”- Bob Marley

“The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?”- Bob Marley

“Overcome the devils with a thing called love.””- Bob Marley

“Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.”- Bob Marley

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20 of Dale Carnegie’s Most Influential Quotes From “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

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Dale Carnegie is the best-selling author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” He helped people truly grasp how powerful interpersonal skills and public speaking could be to one’s life.

He was born into poverty in Missouri, and worked as a salesman and actor following his college graduation. Additionally, he began teaching public speaking classes which ended up becoming extremely successful. Carnegie was able to sell advice which if applied, could help people from all ages become successful.

Below are 20 of Dale Carnegie’s most influential quotes from his book, How to Make Friends and Influence People:

1. “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie

2. “Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.” –Dale Carnegie

3. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.” – Dale Carnegie

5.Ask questions instead of giving orders.” – Dale Carnegie

6. “There is only one way to get the best of an argument — and that is to avoid it.” – Dale Carnegie

7. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie

8. “To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie

9. “All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward.” – Dale Carnegie

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10. “It raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exaltation to admit one’s mistakes.” – Dale Carnegie

11. “You can’t win an argument. If you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” – Dale Carnegie

12. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

13. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” – Dale Carnegie

14. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” – Dale Carnegie

15. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” – Dale Carnegie

16. “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie

17. “Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurt his sense of importance and arouse resentment.” – Dale Carnegie

18. “By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.” – Dale Carnegie

19. “Winning friends begins with friendliness.” – Dale Carnegie

20. “Remember a name and call it easily and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment.” – Dale Carnegie

Which one of these Dale Carnegie quotes resonated most with you and why?

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  1. Eljean Drilon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This qoute is so powerful “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

  2. Blackgriff

    Mar 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I loved the movie it had a deep meaning about self determination and sales success the excess and crime were a personal flaw in a man that uncovered a brilliant way to speak about a product a sale it. He is a deal closer you broke retards. If you wish to dwell on the worst you will not see the best. He made money from a script and a bunch of hungry readers. Top that.

  3. Tony

    Mar 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Good inspirational quotes, but it is from a guy who did con alot of money out of people. He has learnt from this, but don’t use these quotes in isolation – there are better people out there to be inspired by

    • ken

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:35 am

      The quote was made inspire and motivate. One doesn’t need to look to the source of the quote as a role model to be inspired.

  4. Walter

    Mar 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Unfortunately, the brilliant performance of Leonardo Di Caprio and the similarly well directed relevant movie, have not received any well deserved Oscar. It’s a shame!! One should not punish great performances for fear of giving credit to criminal actions …

  5. Campbell Scott

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    It seems a multitude of people profited from he and his teams wealth. Taylors, drivers, boat dealers, car dealers, drug dealers, party girls, jewelers, real estate agents, restaurants, airlines, hotels, telephone companies, banks, to name but a few. Seems to me he redistributed a great deal of the money.

  6. Shail

    Feb 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I believe the whole conversation has gone in the wrong direction, this post is not for to discuss ‘what Mr. JB has done’, we all know that. The bottom line is – what to take up, good part or bad part. it’s up to you. I believe the motive behind this post is very clear – help you succeed.

  7. ken

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Just me, completely agree with u on what success means.
    Danny, you think the majority of investors used spare money? A large number of investors were not “educated investors”. Pick up a series 7 study book, read in regards to “know ur client”.
    The comment u make that investors used spare money makes it obvious u know nothing about the BB, pink sheets, grey market markets. I assume u don’t know what a reverse merger is either.
    Any of these are very high risk. The majority of them will spend more in their pump.
    Cold calling means just that. I have no idea where you got ur info from, but yes…there were plenty of investors who were hurt and their futures would never be the same.
    By reading ur comment, u assume one needs to go to college to have success?
    I agree education works for many, my kids attend college, no loans, I pay for it.
    Next time I see my buddy with no college, I’ll show him ur post, After he visits me driving his new Lambo or Rolls conv, from his beach front house, or when flies in on his plane from his home in Hawaii or Florida.
    I’m not knocking college, but having the attitude that you have one up on someone is is self made, is nothing short of a blind eye.
    By the way, I did go to college.
    As for a second chance ? I get it. I knew who he was back in the days he was active with his firm. I never personally knew him, but many involved in trading back then knew of his firm.
    Maybe I’m blind to what many of u see he has to offer. I just cannot forget what he represented and the damage, and with that, I don’t consider him somone I would look up to nor would I want to listen to.
    Oh, Just Me…wall street will always be wall street. I get it.

  8. Just me

    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow..looks like the “educating and inspiring” part of this website is gone..
    I am a Technology Consultant and have worked with Billionaire Global CEOs and Broke “Garage” Entrepreneurs and I have noticed every client has a different perspective on what “success” is to them and their company. For some “Tons of money” is success, others taking the company public and others are happy with their corner bakery.

    While Jordan Belfort did rip allot of people off, some with “extra money” and others who didn’t have it to spend, but bought into the I wanna be rich dream. He was and still is an incredible Motivational Speaker and Salesman. He knew what he wanted and had the drive and determination to get it.

    You scoff at those that see past the Con-man and learn from the man he was and has become. However, if you knew what those C-suite execs really discuss and did at the big table, you would probably think they are all Con-men and women. ijs

    …and before you start the hate…I have read both his books years ago, seen the movie and don’t condone what he did…

  9. Gopi

    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    hi to all, this guy who cheated innocent investors doesn’t deserve so much of attention. But the way in which he bounced back learning from his mistakes is commendable and not everyone who fails can do that..!! Im a fan of the new jordan belfort!

  10. Danny

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Now, let me ask you this ken. What kind of tangible product and or service doesn’t inflict financial damage? Once you can answer that then you will get my attention. Jordan did take from people, that’s a given, but he took what they had to spare to try and better themselves. They where putting that extra money off to the side for this kind of investing. So in theory he didn’t cause financial damages to the point where their living conditions where affected. So, take your uneducated comment back to the university that you still owe money to in student loans. That’s considering you went to college.

    • Jim Denton

      Jan 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

      so every time we buy soap we are causing financial damage? and stealing from people who can afford it, is a-ok in your book?

      • Danny

        Jan 8, 2014 at 1:39 am

        Yes, it may not make or break you but in a way you’re inflicting damage to your finances. Let me ask you this, what is it you do?

  11. constantin

    Dec 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    My dear sir ken, you deserve a thumbs up!

  12. ken

    Dec 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Verbal talent, (good salesmanship), tons of money does not equal the goal of success, thus I do not agree with Jennah. Can we learn from Belfort? Yes.
    I live in Manhattan Beach and honestly have no respect for him and no desire to meet him. If ur ethics allow u to consider a person “successful” who caused so much personal and financial damage to so many, u are a follower, not a leader. Maybe ur thinking is clouded by the glitter of the movie. Most successful people I know can always see thru the glitter

    • Dave Johnson

      Jan 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

      everyone deserves a second chance hell those guys on wall st are still doing the same crap

  13. Motivational Speaker

    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Jordan is a man we will be hearing more about no doubt.

  14. Marc-Andre Seguin

    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Ahem! “Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.” … is more like paraphrasing Henry Ford.

    • tom

      Jul 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      This guy Jordan sounds like s Gordon Gheko ass- who believes in his shit-he I s s con man again- that is why he succeeds

      • Jennah

        Dec 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Con-man or shmon-man. He’s successful. Stop hating! There’s no good enough excuse for such a low or bitter comment. This is a site to help you succeed. Gain from it where you can. If you can’t, work on yourself.

        • Chris

          Dec 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

          Jennah, you’re an idiot. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but forefeit his soul?

          • Tina

            Jan 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

            And your soul will be saved calling someone an idiot?

            • alberto

              Feb 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

              CLAP CLAP !!

          • Fred Mandarin

            Jan 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Um, der – he gets the whole world. What would he need a soul for?

        • Theboss

          Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Jennah I got your back and agree 100%

    • Armando

      Aug 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I agree!

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33 Quotes to Remind You of the Incredible Power of Humility

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A humble person is rare to come across now-a-days. However, it can be challenging to even free yourself from the pit of arrogance and pride. To be humble doesn’t mean to have low self-esteem. Humble people can have great talent, yet they’re extremely self-aware of their talents, and keep everything in perspective.

When you’re humble, the results speak for themselves. When you’re humble, you’re not afraid to ask for help, praise others, and even accept compliments. If you’re truly humble, people will notice and gravitate towards you.

Below are 33 quotes to remind you of the incredible power of humility:

1. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” – James E. Faust

2. “’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

3. “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” – Saint Augustine

4. “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” –  Michelle Obama

5. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” –  Henri Frederic Amiel

6. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” – Thomas Merton

7. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” – Confucius

8. “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” – John Ruskin

9. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – Rick Warren

10. “Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit.” – Rudolf Steiner

11. “Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.” – Kobe Bryant

12. “Great leaders don’t need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.” – Simon Sinek

13. “If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it’s the restaurant business.” –  Anthony Bourdain

14. “Where there is humility, there is more success, and lasting success.” – Patrick Lencioni

15. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore

16. “Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “Honesty is grounded in humility and indeed in humiliation, and in admitting exactly where we are powerless.” – David Whyte

18. “Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

19. “The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin

20. “Whenever I’m around some who is modest, I think, ‘Run like hell and all of fire.’ You don’t want modesty, you want humility.” – Maya Angelou

21. “Have the humility to learn from those around you.” – John C. Maxwell

22. “Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” – Charlie Sheen

23. “Humility is no substitute for a good personality.” – Fran Lebowitz

24. “Power is dangerous unless you have humility.” – Richard J. Daley

25. “Endless effort, endless humility, endless modesty.” – Rain

26. “Humility is preserved when I give credit where credit is due – to God.” – Mother Angelica

27. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra

28. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

29. “Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.” – Simon Sinek

30. “Humility is not something that comes naturally. But it is a cardinal virtue that should be pursued more than any other.” – Joyce Meyer

31. “Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.” – Steven Tyler

32. “An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.” – Anna Kendrick

33. “Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.” – Richard Dawkins

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16 Powerful Barack Obama Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live a Great Life

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Barack Obama was the 44thpresident of the United States and the first African American to hold the office. After receiving his law degree, he moved to Chicago where he became active in politics and organized influential projects such as Project Vote, a drive that registered thousands of African Americans on voting rolls in Illinois. Some of his other accomplishments include being a member of the U.S Senate and having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Below are 16 powerful Barack Obama quotes that will inspire you to live a great life:

1. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

2. “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” – Barack Obama

3. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

4. “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” – Barack Obama

5. “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barack Obama

6. “We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” – Barack Obama

7. “We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.” – Barack Obama

8. “We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way or the highway.” – Barack Obama

9. “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.” – Barack Obama

10. “Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama

11. “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama

12.Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.” – Barack Obama

13. “The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.” – Barack Obama

14. “One voice can change a room.”- Barack Obama

15. “We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.” – Barack Obama

16. “If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.” – Barack Obama

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41 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist. Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world. Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs. Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are 41 of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom:

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

“It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley

“Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley

“Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

“Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

“Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

“Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

“You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

“Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

“In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

“One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

“As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

“True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

“Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

“The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.”- Bob Marley

“We got to fight the system, because God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green. People is people, y’know. That’s the message we try to spread.”- Bob Marley

“God create you to be free. Free up yourself, otherwise you worthless. ”- Bob Marley

“One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right.”- Bob Marley

“Light up the darkness. ”- Bob Marley

“The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?”- Bob Marley

“Overcome the devils with a thing called love.””- Bob Marley

“Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.”- Bob Marley

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20 of Dale Carnegie’s Most Influential Quotes From “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

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Dale Carnegie is the best-selling author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” He helped people truly grasp how powerful interpersonal skills and public speaking could be to one’s life.

He was born into poverty in Missouri, and worked as a salesman and actor following his college graduation. Additionally, he began teaching public speaking classes which ended up becoming extremely successful. Carnegie was able to sell advice which if applied, could help people from all ages become successful.

Below are 20 of Dale Carnegie’s most influential quotes from his book, How to Make Friends and Influence People:

1. “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie

2. “Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.” –Dale Carnegie

3. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.” – Dale Carnegie

5.Ask questions instead of giving orders.” – Dale Carnegie

6. “There is only one way to get the best of an argument — and that is to avoid it.” – Dale Carnegie

7. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie

8. “To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie

9. “All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward.” – Dale Carnegie

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10. “It raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exaltation to admit one’s mistakes.” – Dale Carnegie

11. “You can’t win an argument. If you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” – Dale Carnegie

12. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

13. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” – Dale Carnegie

14. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” – Dale Carnegie

15. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” – Dale Carnegie

16. “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie

17. “Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurt his sense of importance and arouse resentment.” – Dale Carnegie

18. “By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.” – Dale Carnegie

19. “Winning friends begins with friendliness.” – Dale Carnegie

20. “Remember a name and call it easily and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment.” – Dale Carnegie

Which one of these Dale Carnegie quotes resonated most with you and why?

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